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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of little importance; minor. Also: Having or showing a mean or spiteful character.

Usage examples (34)
  • We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
  • petty little comments
  • HENRY: The clarification came after Maliki lashed out at what he called petty politics from the American administration.
  • Slang: Grift - (V) Engage in petty swindling (to cheat someone) for more
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